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Pantone’s top 10 colors for spring 2016

Pantone's Fashion Color Report for spring 2016 focuses on soothing colors. (Pantone Instagram)
Pantone's Fashion Color Report for spring 2016 focuses on soothing colors. (Pantone Instagram)

Softer shades that hint of tranquil surroundings, relaxation and the beauty of natural resources make up Pantone Color Institute’s Fashion Color Report for spring 2016.

Fashion Week kicked off today in New York City, and the report said designers were influenced by the world of art, new global destinations and a desire to unwind and disconnect from technology.

The soothing colors in the spring collections include Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity (sky blue), Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell (aqua), Lilac Gray, Fiesta (yellow-based red), Iced Coffee and Green Flash.

“Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “With our culture still surrounded by so much uncertainty, we are continuing to yearn for those softer shades that offer a sense of calm and relaxation.”

By creating looks that represent the world we live in, the report said designers sought to awaken a sense of reflection and playful escapism.

Inspired by destinations south of the border and artists who often used strong color and shapes, designers also played with bold color statements combined with more natural, quieting and classic tones.

Linda Miller

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